Math Circles of Chicago serves children in grades 5 through 12. Our free programs are held at Hubs, in After School ‘Box’ sessions, at community centers, homeless shelters, and within other STEM partner programs.

Our hubs meet at 5 locations and online, with these levels explained here. Sessions generally meet once every other week, and the grade levels served at a hub vary and are detailed below. Every hub is open to children attending any school.

We serve more than 30 schools through after school programs, which we call “Math Circles in a Box”. “Other Programs” at the bottom of the page describes our partnerships and the major events we sponsor.

Register at our hubs here. Our fall session has started and spots that are still available are first come/first serve. Registration for our winter-spring lottery will open on November 29th.

Back of the Yards

Back of the Yards High School


Who: Haynes-5/6, Brahmagupta-7/8, Cantor-A1/G

Where: Back of the Yards College Prep, 2111 W. 47th St.

When: Saturdays, 10:00-11:15AM

Fall Dates: 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3

Winter-Spring Dates: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/25, 4/15, 4/29

Special Note: Cantor-A1/G sessions are held on weekdays after school for students who attend Back of the Yards High School.

Bridgeport

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School


Who: Haynes-5/6, Brahmagupta-7/8

Where: St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, St. Barbara’s Campus, 247 W. 23rd St.

When: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45PM

Fall Dates: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15, 11/29

Winter-Spring Dates: 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11

Hyde Park

UChicago Young Scholars Program (YSP)


Who: Students in grades 5-12, All Program levels

Where: University of Chicago, Eckhart hall, 5734 S. University St.

When: Saturdays, 1:00PM and 2:20PM

Other site specific information: Sessions for Haynes-5/6 and Brahmagupta-7/8  run from 1:00-2:10PM and also from 2:20-3:30PM; other sessions run from 1:00PM-3:00PM.

Fall Dates: 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3

Winter-Spring Dates: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/25, 4/15, 4/29

Old Town

Payton High School


Who: Students in grades 5-12; All Program Levels except Euler

Where: Payton High School, 1034 N. Wells

When: Saturdays, 1:00PM and 2:20PM

Other site specific information: Sessions for Haynes-5/6 and Brahmagupta-7/8  run from 1:00-2:10PM and also from 2:20-3:30PM; other sessions run from 1:00PM-3:00PM.

Fall Dates: 9/10, 9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 11/5, 12/3

Winter-Spring Dates: 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/15

North Center

Lane Tech High School


Who: Haynes-5/6, Brahmagupta-7/8

Where: Lane Tech High School, 2501 W. Addison

When: Thursdays, 5:00-6:15PM

Fall Dates: 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1

Winter-Spring Dates: 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27. Please note: Cantor-A1/G will NOT be offered at Lane Tech in winter 2023.

All Neighborhoods

Online


Who: Haynes-5/6, Brahmagupta-7/8

Where: Online Through Zoom

When: Thursdays, 7:00-8:15PM and Saturdays, 10:00–11:15AM or 1:00-2:15PM (in the winter, we will add Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15PM and remove Saturdays at 1PM)

Fall Dates–

Thursdays: 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1

Saturday  (10AM or 1PM):  9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19

Winter-Spring Dates:

Thursdays: 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13

Saturdays: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/25, 4/15, 4/29

Tuesdays (new!): 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11

Other Programs


Shelters: MC2 partners with Chicago Hopes for Kids to offer math circles in homeless shelters in Austin, Back of the Yards, Englewood, Lakeview, South Shore, and Uptown.

Community Centers: MC2 provides math circle programming at Gads Hill in Pilsen and Sunshine Gospel Ministries in Woodlawn.

Other Partners: MC2 offers statistics and data visualization based math circles to high school students within MAPSCorps, a STEM program that teaches these students how to conduct asset mapping in order to investigate issues and propose solutions to challenges in their community. In 2022-23, these programs will be held at Hyde Park Academy, Kenwood High School, UC Woodlawn High School, and King High school.

Other Programs: Each December MC2 holds a Math Symposium called QED. The first Saturday in June we hold a Julia Robinson Math Festival.

Math Circles in a Box

Middle Schools Throughout Chicago


MC2 partners with more than 30 schools to provide 5th to 8th graders (and in a few cases high schoolers) after school math enrichment. Unlike our hubs, these programs are only open to students at the participating school, and programs typically meet weekly. Currently we have ‘Box’ programs in these neighborhoods: Auburn-Gresham, Back of the Yards, Beverly, Bronzeville, Budlong Woods, Edgewater, Englewood, Evergreen Park, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, Lakeview, Little Village, Morgan Park, Norwood Park, Pilsen, Portage Park, South Shore, Uptown, West Elston, and Woodlawn. Interested teachers and administrators can learn more here.